This is a good book. It’s about WWII. Anthony Doer is from Boise. He writes well. He won some freaking literary prize for it, just like a fancy man using his fancy words. He writes well.
That town is in France, St. Malo. When the tide comes in, it’s a medieval island city. When it goes out, you can walk across the bottom of the ocean and get there. I’ve been there. It’s cool.
The book is about war. We’ve said this before. War is stupid starred by people acting stupidly. It rarely is pleasant and goes out with a bang not a whimper. There are so many people who don’t particularly care for the negative side effects of war, namely death and destruction.
What is the book about? It’s about this:
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
Wanna know more about that book? Better read it yo’ own damn self. I’d recommend that. Not a complete and total waste of time, that book. Again, read it.
Let’s go live there in St Malo for like 6 months!! Pretty sure we’d leave the place like we found it… quite lovely.
Good thing…. ugh, me no like this writing style.